Melton Announces Bid for Public Defender

Sixteenth Judicial District Public Defender Gerald L. Melton has announced his candidacy for re-election. The public defender for Rutherford and Cannon counties is responsible for representing indigent persons who are accused of committing criminal offenses, “thereby fulfilling the right to counsel as provided by the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article One Section Nine of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee,” Melton stated.

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